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Section 60 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 60. Special procedures for voting by certain classes of persons

Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions contained in section 59, provision may be made by rules made under this Act for enabling, –

(a) Any of the following persons to give his vote by postal ballot, and not in any other manner, at an election in a constituency where a poll is taken, namely:

1[(i) Any person to whom the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 20 of the Representation of the People Act,1950 (43 of 1950) apply;

(ii) The wife of any such person as is referred to in sub-clause (i) to whom the provisions of sub-section (6) of the said section 20 apply;]

(b) Any person subjected to preventive detention under any law for the time being in force to give his vote by postal ballot, and not in any other manner, at an election in a constituency where a poll is taken, subject to the fulfilment of such requirements as may be specified in those rules.

2[(c) Any person belonging to a class of persons notified by the Election Commission in consultation with the Government to give his vote by postal ballot, and not in any other manner, at an election in a constituency where a poll is taken subject to the fulfilment of such requirements as may be specified in those rules.]

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1. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 33, for sub-clauses (i), (iii) and (iv). Sub-clause (ii) was omitted by Act 58 of 1959, sec. 24.

2. Ins. by Act 30 of 1999, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 21-6-1999).

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